David Freeman is in Whatcom County Judge Position 4
WHATCOM — David Freeman seeks to retain his position as a Whatcom County Superior Court judge.
Freeman was appointed to Whatcom Judge Position 4 on Jan. 28 by Gov. Jay Inslee. He replaced Justice Raquel Montoya-Lewis, who was appointed in December 2019 to the Washington State Supreme Court.
“We have heard from many people who have appeared before him, and each of those people spoke highly of his talent and demeanor from the bench,” Inslee said when making the appointment.
Freeman previously worked nine years for the Washington State Employee Security Department as a review judge in the Commissioner’s Review Office. He also served five years for the Whatcom County Prosecutor’s Office as a senior deputy prosecuting attorney followed by serving as a special deputy prosecuting attorney in appellate matters. He sat as judge pro-tem for the Bellingham, Blaine, Everson, Ferndale, Lynden and Sumas municipal courts.
“It is always my intent to create an inclusive courtroom where, whether or not they agree with my ruling, a person will leave knowing that their story was heard,” Freeman said.
Freeman earned his bachelor’s degree at Western Washington University and his law degree from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. He served as treasurer for a local nonprofit addressing homelessness and raised funds for a blindness-related cause.
Freeman is endorsed by: Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo, Prosecuting Attorney Eric Richey, retired prosecutor Dave McEachran, Hannah Stone of the Bellingham City Council, Commissioner Michael Shepard of the Port of Bellingham and the other three Whatcom County Superior Court judges, Deborra Garrett, Robert Olson and Lee Grochmal. Judge Freeman is also endorsed by his predecessor, Montoya-Lewis.
For more information, visit www.ElectJudgeFreeman.com or contact the Committee to Elect David Freeman at 360-870-3296.